By: David Intersimone
Abstract: The TurboMan comic strip advertisement appeared in Dr. Dobb's Journal of Software Tools for the Professional Programmer in September 1988.
Contributed by: David Intersimone
December 9, 1999
The TurboMan comic strip advertisement appeared in Dr. Dobb's Journal
of Software Tools for the Professional Programmer. This
particular ad created a lot of message traffic on the
Borland CompuServe forums. The ad was loved by our developer customers.
We did receive a few (less than positive) comments
from some customers who felt that it made a joke of our
Turbo family of products.
The ad appeared as a3-page gatefold with the comic strip and fact sheets for our award winning
language products. Included in the ad were Turbo C, Turbo Pascal and Turbo Basic. You can click
on each bitmap to display a larger version of that portion of the ad.
After the ad ran for a few months, TurboMan left Earth to solve programming problems in a galaxy far far away.
Will he return? Who knows for sure. It's been eleven years since we've heard from him. Maybe we'll see more of
him in the new millenium. Let me know what you think. Send me an email to
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